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Double Pantry Barn Door DIY – Under $90

I am so happy to finally share with you my barn door DIY for replacing boring bi-fold doors . Built for my pantry, I would have loved a true barn door on a sliding track, but the space did not allow enough room for this. So,  I had to build two narrow doors. If you have been following me, you know that when I say "I built",  I really mean (in most cases) that  I nagged my husband into building something. This…

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Turning an Old Mirror into a Chalkboard

*For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links to some products mentioned. All opinions are my own. * Remember when I said my Ikea Curtain hack was the easiest DIY ever? Well, I lied. I actually think turning an old mirror into a chalkboard has been the easiest project to date. Let me share with you how I did it. Unfortunately, I do not have any before photos to share with you . This was done before I started my…

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Q & A with Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof

When I got the opportunity to have a little Q& A session with rockstar, blogger Jenna LaFevor from the mega-blog Rain on a Tin Roof, I was overcome with excitement. You see, she is my blogging idol. Not only is she a mastermind at mixing various genres of decor to form a style that is truly her own, she is also a damn good storyteller. After spending only a few minutes on her blog, you will feel like you know her. When I…

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How to Paint Cultured Marble Countertops

Let me tell ya'll about the time I painted the cultured marble countertops in my bathroom. You see, my bathroom countertops were a lovely, 1980's beige- almond color. I begged my husband for new countertops, but he wouldnt give in. He told me to find a temporary fix until we could afford marble or granite.  So I scoured the internet looking for a cheap way to refinish them. I came across Live Love Diy's post on how she used expoxy paint to…

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Wood Beam Mantel DIY

Looking to add some warm, rustic vibes to your brick fireplace? A wood beam mantel is a great place to start. This DIY mantel makeover took only about 2 hours to complete and boy...did it transform the entire look of our living room or what?!   In case you missed it, see my detailed living room transformation post to see how we brightened and updated our living room here. Let's take a look at how this fireplace looked when we…

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Transforming My Bathroom Vanity With Gel Stain

With outdated hardware and a yellow-ish finish, all of my bathroom vanities needed a makeover.Seeing what an ordeal it was to paint my kitchen cabinets with oil paint, however, I was looking for an easy way out.Thank goodness I stumbled upon a new product from General Finishes called Java Gel Stain *This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click on one of those links and buy something, I may receive a small commission, but you won’t pay a dime more. After some intensive…

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Bathroom Makeover DIY Under $800

My hallway bathroom was the first of three bathrooms we transformed. This DIY makeover was completed under $800. We tiled the floors with faux marble tile (grey grout), painted the walls in Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments, stained the vanity, replaced the toilet and vanity hardware, painted the counter-tops in white epoxy paint and framed the existing mirror. I refer to this space as "the boys' bathroom". I rarely use it, so I let the boys take over. I tried to…

No Sew Ikea Ritva Curtain Hack

Brace yourselves for this Ikea Curtain Hack tutorial. It's quite intimidating. It requires a hot glue gun, grey grosgrain ribbon and a pair of Ikea Ritva Curtains. See the attempt at sarcastic humor? This is actually one of the easiest diy projects ever. I ordered 2 pairs (1 pair for each window) of white, Ikea Ritva curtains online. I wanted to spruce them up a bit and make them pop. Inspired from some of the curtains at Ballard's Designs and…

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How to Paint Upholstered Furniture

I have still not taken an interest to the art of sewing and upholstering. Given my love for DIY home decor and interior design, I know I should but it seems a bit tedious to me. Anyhow, I had been holding on to an Eastlake Chair that has been in my family for years. No one wanted it ,so I decided to take it in and give it a loving home (even though it was not exactly my style). For…